RubberMallet wrote:philosophy is a necessary dabble but a poor major. i'm not a fan of people going thousands of dollars in debt for a philosophy degree if they aren't going into a philosophy field.
worship studies....what a joke though.
Yeah, I'm not sure I'd encourage anyone to major in philosophy...unless they wanted to teach philosophy.
But, I think it's a legit course of study for those going into theology and apologetics at the very least.
The things that are interesting is that, according to Foreman, they were blindsided by this. I would hope that, if the dept was on a potential chopping block due to low enrollment for that major, they would know far ahead of time so that they could market their program better, etc. And perhaps the Dept Chair knew that info and didn't share it with the other members.
I would say it would have been a good move to move at least a few of those folks into the Divinity dept but I know they've faced their own cuts as well.